Dakshina Kannada District Committee of the party has said that it will be contesting in Mangalore (Ullal) constituency and has finalized the name of Akram Hasan as its candidate for the constituency.
Mr Hasan will face U T Khader of Congress in May 5 Karnataka Assembly polls.
Informing the same District committee Member Nawaz Ullal in a press conference said that Mr Hasan is not a new face or a novice as far as social service is concerned. He has taken active role in literacy movement from 1990. After working for a Kannada daily for several years, he now owns a website. He is the head of the media wing of the party and also holds membership of the state committee of the party.
Last Friday, Bahujan Samaj Party State President Manasandra Muniyappa and SDPI State President Majeed Kodlipet held a joint press meet in Bangalore and released the first list of candidates for the assembly polls.
With the two parties joining hands with each other, SDPI will field candidates in 25 constituencies in Karnataka.